UK Cosmopolitan Magazine released the following statement to Hollyscoop.com:
“UK Cosmopolitan printed an interview with Scarlett Johansson that included quotes from an agency journalist regarding the actress’s marriage. We ran these quotes in good faith with the understanding that the interview was carried out with the approval of Ms. Johansson and her publicist. UK Cosmopolitan is taking the complaints by Ms. Johansson’s publicist seriously and is investigating the matter further.”
Soon after, Cosmopolitan released this apology on their official site.
“Cosmopolitan would like to apologize to our readers and Scarlett Johansson for inaccuracies in our January issue where we said she talked about her marriage and her relationship with her husband. We now understand Ms Johansson has not commented publicly on her married life and did not do so on this occasion.”
Scarlett is on or in a couple of international magazines right now. I have added some preview scans of the covers to the gallery. If you have any of these or can get them and wouldn’t mind donating, please don’t hesitate! While no the covers aren’t ‘new’ they are still stunning and always nice to have the full pieces of Scarlett’s editorials. And a good bit of the time the articles are new and if not it’s always nice for those non-english speaking fans to have to read. 😉
Now, thanks to ‘Anthrax’ on the forum and ‘kroqjock’ we have the full spread from Glamour Russia and her page in January’s issue of Maxim. Again not new pieces themselves but nice to see. You can read some of the Russian excerpts here.
– Magazine Scans: Maxim (US) – January 2009
– Magazine Scans: DS (France) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Glamour (Russia) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Set (Brazil) – December 2008
– Magazine Scans: Premiere (France) – December 2008
Scarlett Johansson along with Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba will join forces with Netflix and Feeding America to Combat Hunger This Holiday Season. The stars will create original holiday themed artwork for use in Netflix Holiday Gift Program with proceeds going to feeding America for Hunger Relief.
Extending a partnership forged during last year’s holiday season, Netflix, Inc. the world’s largest online movie rental service, and Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, are joining forces on a holiday initiative that will raise awareness of and funds to combat the worsening hunger crisis in America.
The two organizations have created a unique campaign and have enlisted the support of Anne Hathaway, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Affleck and Jessica Alba, who are also committed to the fight against hunger. Each has created holiday-themed artwork that will adorn Netflix gift subscriptions this holiday season, proceeds from which will be donated to Feeding America.
Here is a little blurb from Scarlett, courtesy of Cinema Blend.
In all the promotional materials for the film, Silken Floss has been showcased alongside all the other women in the story, suggesting the role played by Scarlett Johansson is a lead, along with Sand Saref (Eva Mendes) and Ellen Dolan (Sarah Paulson). But Silken started off as a minor role– until Johansson expressed interest.
Johansson told a story at Saturday’s press conference for The Spirit about meeting with Frank Miller about the movie, even though there weren’t really any parts for her in it. “At the end of it I was like ‘I’m sad there’s nothing for me to do!’ and he said ‘I’ll think of something.’ He decided to expand this character.” Johansson added with a smile, “I got super, super lucky.”
Below you can find a lot of new Scarlett videos. Most of these are from The Spirit promotion (European press tour, Le Grand Journal: La Boîte à questions) and there are also a few clips from the Nobel Peace Concert. I will be making caps of everything soon.
Courtesy of MTV.com (click to view video):
Scarlett Johansson has had quite an active year. She starred in a couple of movies, married actor Ryan Reynolds and even indulged her inner rock star by releasing an album. But don’t think that Johansson is done with the music business just yet, because she has plans for a follow-up.
Back in the spring, Johansson released a Tom Waits cover album, “Anywhere I Lay My Head”, and she promises it isn’t her last. “I would love to do another album,” she told MTV News while promoting The Spirit, the new film based on Will Eisner’s comic book.
She also revealed that this time around, she’d like to tackle some original material, perhaps inspired by married life — which she’s not a fan of talking about in interviews. But she said she’s going to have to wait, since she already has such a busy schedule.
A rep for Scarlett Johansson has lashed out at Cosmopolitan’s U.K. edition, calling its January cover story on the star an “obvious attempt…to gain monetarily by misinforming their readers.”
Not only were marriage-related quotations attributed to the newlywed actress “wholly fabricated,” but Johansson “has at no point granted U.K. Cosmopolitan an interview, and she has never discussed her personal relationships with the publication,” her rep said in a statement obtained Saturday by E! News.
Further hammering home the point, Johansson’s rep cited what the 24-year-old said in the U.S. version of Cosmo’s August issue, long before she and Reynolds swapped vows in September: “I hate feeling like I have to share my personal life with anybody. So I’ll take the normal celebrity route and just say I’m going to keep my personal life private.”
Want to know what Scarlett Johansson wants this Christmas? Well, it has nothing to do with a diamond-encrusted dress, in fact its a ticket to Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball next year.
The stunner revealed that this Christmas she wants her hubby Ryan Reynolds to give her a ticket to the special day.
But with tickets changing hands on eBay for 50,000 pounds plus, it will be a tough gift to deliver.
“I’m so excited about that ball and about politics – 2009 will be an amazing year, the Mirror quoted her, as saying.